Warm ― sunny=cloudy ― gleamy.
Very little work ―― one or two of the 30 smaller Tyrants advanced a stage. At 12 ― or 1 ― came the young Duke of St. Alban’s ― &, during his stay, Cave, [Fablangen], Cruickshank ― Villetta & others ―― The Duke bought ― Marathon, Athens, Athos, ― Corfu & Olympus to my surprise. He is ˇ[still] shy, as at Rome, but far more manly than then ― & very unaffected & pleasant.
Worked again ― till 3.
Then called on Mrs. Boyd ― Ragnanean, & Le Mesurier, De Veres: ― & with Roberts Sargents ― & Mundes; ― & later Caves ― most nice people: alas! they go away tomorrow.
Home by 6 ― & dressed. ―
Dinner at the [E.] & Artillery mess ―― whereby I thought it a bore. hot rooms & cold draughts. Placed at the end of the table μεταξὺ two subalterns. But I found them both extremely nice lads: & by the queerest coincidence ― one (Goodeve) is of Stoke Bishop, & possesses “Coox folly.” ―― the other “Holley” ― lives at Oakhampton ― & knows Lydford!! ―
And, ἀληθῶς, ἦτον a most pleasant evening: Goodeve is a nephew of Archdeacon Hare ― & a ward of Maurices! ―
In the Anti Room ― I talked a good deal with Col. Wright: a stiff ― strongheaded, wrongheaded ― Presbyterian ― but a good man.
 Truly, it was (NB).
 Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855), archdeacon of Lewes from 1840; he belonged to the so-called “Broad Church party.”
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]